The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, August 21, 1894, Image 1

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    There are undoubtedly
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EIGHT iPAuj2fe-56" "COLUMNS'
SCRAKTON. PA.. TUESDAY MORtflNGr. AUGUST 21. 1894.
THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
BS
ST
Gives His Version of the -Recent Trouble to
the National Strike Commission.
SCORES CHICAGO NEWSPAPERS
The President of the American Rail
way Union Denies That He Ordered
the Strike Will Take Steps to Unify
All Railroad Labor Organizations
but Does Not Care to Accept an
Official Position Thinks the Courts
Are Against Labor.
Chicago, Aug 20.
PRESIDENT EUGENE V. DEB3,
of the American U ill way nuton,
occupied tht stand for nearly
four hours to lay be torn the na
tional strik commission. He advo
cuted ec-operative c:niuiouwealtb,
the ubolition of the wage system ami
the government ownerilup of railroads.
He toll bit side of tb-' strike as con
neck1 J uarrativ?, which was frequently
interrupted by applause from the la
boring elem-nt present.
T, Ii. Morrissoy, first vice grand
muster of the Order of K lilway Train
men, ami Graud Cliinf Clark, of tbe
Order of Railway Conductors, also tes
tifl'd. ' I had uo Toici in ordering this
strike myself," said Mr Dubs in giving
bis testimony, "but I bad had a
voice in it I would bava ordered It. I
have no denire to shirk any responsi
l illty. My record will show als that
I have always counseled BRainst vio
lence. The telegram attributed lo ma
wiih read 'Have your niouey and buy
n gun,' though sent over my signatare,
I never saw it. I: whs sent by our
stenographer to bis superior in Mon
tana and 'Was not intended literally. It
was merely a playlul expression cur
rent in Montata. '
Tiie wivili'Ds claimed that the m'n
would bayeXwon the strike Jiad nut tbe
court intVrtVoil. He charjed General
Miles wiCi t'uf5 Jfi league witn the.
reilrcud maJ;rs "lo suppress tbe
strike. Mr. Dei-i denied that thfc Amer
ican Railway iijlfen'bad any antipathy
for the old orjjarrp itions.
REORGANIZATION VUlX
Within tiie nest three days." said
tbe witness, "we are going to tak
steps to unify all railroad labor organ
izations. We are willing to give np
our t' anions and suoribee tiie Ameri
can Railway Union to accomplish this
result, nnd agree not to accept un of
ficial position at tbe bead of the new
organization.
Mr. Debs testified that froni'the be
ginuiug the American Riilway nuion
and the strike leaders bad been badly
treated by the Chicago press, later
views had been distorted and many
lies told. Mr. Debs eap- cully seoied
the Western Associated Press which be
assarted had taken its color from Chi
ca0 railroad organs and had m is rep-r-
sented the strikers in every way.
President Debs said if there bail been
n revolution it would have been
directly chargeable to tbe pr-es of
Chicago rather than to the American
Railway union. Editorials had been
writtwu all over the country, as as
serted, based on matter seut out by the
Western Associated Press, the editor
inls in every case attacking tbe Ameri
can Railway anion on information
which whs absolutely false.
Do yon charge tbe General Man
agers with being responsible for the
strike?" asked Commissioner Wright.
GENliKAL JIASAQEKS NOT RESPONSIBLE.
"Well, I could hardly go as far as
that, I believe however,they had much
to do with keeping it np." "How
wonld yon gai'i (he demands of labor
ers on publio corporation?' asked
Jn Ige Worlbingtou. "There are two
ways. Ou" is the way adopted by the
old broth-rhoo Is. Tout is getting a
schedule of wages gradually from the
companies. There has beep little, good
in this mode of proceeding. Ii
takes a strike to win sometimes,
but I don't believe tne railroad em
ployes of this country will win a strike
to'iny if they were all organized in one
brotherhood, because tb.- courts are
against labor. I can show in twenty
years of writing that 1 have always
been otinoneil to strikes, but I think
there are times when they are justifi
able, no matter how much toe public
is discommoded."
Mr. IMn said he did not think the
general managers were always to blame
in reducing wages, because their or
ders came from a higher sourse. He
believed that tbe American Railway
union conld never be omened, and that
tbe spirit of organization among labor
ing men would always be strong. He
predicted that more serious troubles
wonia occur than ever before.
YALE MLN FLEECED,
A Ehr.wd Adv.nturaas Fasies Herself
Off as a Graduate' Rlat.r
Hartford, Conn., Aug. 20. A shrewd
adventuress struck this city on Satur
day last, and by representing herself as
tbe sister of an old Yale graduate suc
ceeded in obtsining money to the
amount of $34 from two of her so-called
brother's college acquaintances, on the
pretext of having lost her pur Be in the
train, containing ber money and her
ticket, tbus being strsnded in tbe eltv.
She bsd worked practically the sme
' game in 8pring6eld and Wocester. Tbe
police are on tbe lookout for ber. She
is tall, well dressed, with dark bair, a
sallow coeipleiloii and eon verses
rapidly, She is about 45 years old.
. TWUVE GUARDIANS WANTED.
Ointon Says If Ha Had That Number
Ha Could Biform
Valparaiso, Ind Aug. 20. Lewis
H. Ginton, aiwealtby oitizen of Bristol,
ia under heavy bond tor nssauit with
intent to murder. He bas now issued
a notice to the public praying for the
appointment of twelve guardians to aid
hint in reforming his life. ,
He said tbat by tbe result of a strange
hallucination bis past life baa not beeo
what it should, but tbat be would be
WITNESS
AND
able in the moral co-operation of twelve
citizens who ar to direct bis business
and domestio affairs to make himself a
useful member of society.
FOWLER'S FAKE INVENTION.
Told Boiton Women to Fasten Hats to
Thair Ears with Rubber Bands.
Eostov, Aug. 20 Frank E. Fowler,
of Nabunt, is locked up in this city
awaitiug a hearing on the charge of
using the Uuited States mails for
fraudulent purposes. Fowler adver
tised that he had for sale a ladies' hat
fastener, which made the use of hat
pins unnecessary, and offered to send a
sample for 10 cents.
Orders began to ponr in rapidly.
Several ladies in this city sent money
for a sample, and in return received
two small rubber bands, with direc
tions wbieb read: "Sewono of these
fasteners on each side of your hat or
bounet, and place the loop around yonr
ears, which wiil hold sifely." .
LOSS OF A SHIP.
The George Sealcy Is Wrecked in the
Carribbean Sea Sufferings
of the Crew.
Philadelphia, Aug. S3 After fonr
weeks of misery on a small island ia
the Caritibuau sen tea shipwrecked
Scandinavians from tbe Norwegian
steamship George Saley, were landed
at this port today by tbe steamship
Gurley, from Poit Antouio. Jamaica,
at which point they had arrived with
difficulty from the Central American
coast
The George S-aley, bound from New
York for Bluett-Ids, Nicaragua, struck
on the north side of Old Providence
island, in tbe Caribbean sea, earth on
the morning of July 11. All hands
were lashed fast to ttie rigging and
the vessel bumped beavily on the
reefs until a ti' hole was pounded
in her bottom, directly under
tbe engine room, and she filled and nt
once settled on the bottom. Diyliabt
found all hand waist deep ia the watr
on the sunken deck, and all they could
do was to seize what floating wreckage
that came to bund and with it drift
ashore.
Oape on the islands they were made
as comfortable as possible by the na
tives A soon as possible a small
coasting schooner was chartered. In
this the crew rescued Colon, from
where they went to Jamaica on the
steamer Orinoco, Captain Allundten
and tbe steward n in daed on the is
land. Five of the crew took a vessel to
Blnefields. and the remainder were
landed here yesterday from tbe Gar
ley.
The Ions of Sealey is attibuted .to the
same cause as that given for tbe rscent
wreck of the ill fat' Esarsae, the un
known and uucertsin currents for
whioh proper calculation bad not -been
made. ,
TICKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH.
Hots are starving in South Dakota from
lack of wheat or corn to feed them.
For the murder of hii wife. William G.
Taylor was hanged at Newberne, Va.
The bill for federal deputies during the
Chicago strike reaches nearly tlOJ.000.
The wovld's coffee crop Is likely to
reach 18,500,000 bugs, beating all records.
Overpowering the jailor, four prisoners
at KooKuk, Ia.," beaded by Forger Webb,
escaped.
The will of Airs. V. U Miner, a St. Louis
woman suffragist, gives Susan U. Anthony
$100,000.
Manager Abbey will retain Lillian Rus
sell's services by paying a $10,000 forfeit,
u is sai'l,
In despair from lack of work, Clyde Jnr-
gnusen, of New York,- shot himself near
Grant's tomb.
Found gtiiltv at St. Joseph, Mo of as
saulting a Utile girl, Joe Dus'ty wan sen
tenced to death.
Trying to stop burglars who bad looted
his house, Jacob Cnsby was shut dead, at
iuerrimac, Jlasa.
Foul French exhibitors sue the World's
Fair comr.auy for $10,000 worth of goods
destroyed by nre.
The explosion of oil tanks in a freight
wrectc at Buttaio, terribly Durneu l. j.
bnyder, amakeman.
A thunderbolt at ITemmingford, Neb.,
killed Joef Naidn and his daughter, who
songnl rernge unrtnr a true.
Three negroes aeleen on tbs track, at
Cincinnati, were strucK ty a train and one
killed and anottaor fatally hurt.
Made half crazv by excessive cigarette
smoking, Jacob B. Miller, of Hagerstown,
jua,, cut uis turout ana win die.
Mrs. H. Cramer and daughter and Mrs.
Harttnaa were drownad at New BrauufeU,
lex., ne tne uusettln; of a boat.
New York bnllet dancers have formed a
protective association. Trained daucers
only nre admitted and there is no age
limit.
After hidinrr a rear on Illinois farm.
Bauker C. L. Neihoff, who left a $I0U,0C0
ahortage at Chicago, was arrestud at
Brighton.
Going home to Dado City, Fla.. Milton
Higgs'founa nis wire out ridiuir with an
other man, and when she returned blew
ber brains out.
Despondent at the death of bis wife and
child. Uerbert a. Mess, a Lbicaso lawver.
83 years old, committed suicide yesterday
witn morpnine.
Heartbroken over discharge from a job
be bad waited a year to secure, Leopold
Janowltz, a new York tailor, took a fatal
dose of carbolic acid.
In ftcht over dissolute women at Thorn
ton. Ind.. Charles Sutteu cruahed in Hiram
McDonald's skull and John Sexton fattally
snot ibarie ratterson.
On the charge of mixing glass with a
horse's oats to set revenge for dlscnarire.
Bamuel Strausa, a 16-year-old Bond it New
XorK, was held for trial.
On his wnv from Baltimore to Harris-
burg, William Starkloff bad bis arm, that
was lying on tbe window sill, dislocated
oy a pausing freight train.
All the Coxevitea in Marvland lalts will
be psrdoned except Christopher Columbus
eones, or r nusdeiphla, and Marsbau mo
Kee, who refuse to accept any.
A masked robber atnnnnd a. train near
Wells, Tex., Saturday evening by putting
a tie on the track. He then shot Dr. Drew-
ney, or Kusk, and robbed tne body. .
Attempting to drive through a crowd ol
veteran, at Oblong, III.. David Eaton, an
ex-convict, shot dead David McDonald,
who stopped him, and was nearly lynched
vj ui uiBuueueu moo.
The Csuadlan government has suspended
Customs Officer AlcUormlck, of the Pelee
island, for the part ke took in the seixnre
of United States pleasure steamers, for al-
icgeu Tiuiauon or me niuery la we.
SUGARING OFF
POPGUN BILLS
Three Tariff Bills of the Lover Branch Are
Unrecogn'zible.
RON ORE BILL ALONE ESCAPES
The Senate Finance Committee Re
ports Back Free Sugar Bill Amend
ed So as to Provide a Duty of Forty
Per Cent, on All Sugars The Free
Coal Bill Was Also Amended in Sim
ilar Manner Brief Session in the
House.
Washington. Ang ?0.
SENATOR HAllKIi-HDiiu., Teun.,)
n the acting chairman of the fin-
a nee committee, - carried out
today the promise which be
uimle to tbe senate last week, that the
ronr bills to place od the free list.
sugar, coal, iron ore and barbed wire,
would be reported back from tbo com
mittee if they, were referred t' it.
They were all reported back, but all
tint one, in a form very different from
those in which the house bad paHsed
them. Tbe free sugar bill no longer
provided for free sugar but for an ad
v.tlorem doty of 40 per rent, ou all
sugars, and for n epecined duty of 2
cents a gallon on niohsaes testing
above 40 and not above 00 degree, and
of 40 cents on molasses above 50 de
grees omitting all reference to differ-
ntials. Ihe free coal bill csme buck
with a Drovision for a duty on all im
ported from countries that levied an
import duty on Am-ricau coal. The
free iron ore bill w, s the only one that
come back in its original shape.
As to the barbed wire bill the ex
posure of blundering on the part of
the liouie was smaziug. It appeared
that the house of representatives in the
precipitauey had not (hs intonded to do)
placed barbed wire on tbe free list at
all, but bud on the contrary, m ide the
materials out of which it ii m uinfaot
ured free thus giving all the benefits
of tbe legislation to the manufacturers
of burbad wire, and none of them to
the farmers of the United States,
BILL REPORTED BACK.
That stute of the case was put very
strongly by two of the Republican mem
bers or the finance committee Sena
torsAllison, of Iowa; and Aldricb, of
Rhode Island and was admitted by
Senator Harris. The bill was there
fore reported back with a substitute
lacing on the free list barbed fence
wire and wire rods of iron or steel for
its manufacture. All . the bills were
placed on tne calendar.
Although there was uo actual
quorum present, only 83 senators (five
less) several bills were Dassed, smoug
tbtm the senate bill reported from the
judiciary committee by Senator Hill,
(Deni , N. Y.) ior the prompt prosecu
tion and speedy determination of the
claim of tbe United States against tbe
estate of the late Lsland Stanford (iris
ing out of tbe Pacific railroad indebted
ness. HOUSE APPROPRIATION BILLS.
The house w..e in session but fifty
minutes today, and in tbat time trans
acted but little businoss of importance.
A bill was passed appropriating $y,0UU
for additioual clerical force in tne
bureau of internal rtveuue, anil $3,000
for the expens.s of the committee to
determine the amount of the claim of
tbe Veuzaela Steiim Transportation
company, of New;York, against Venzu
el i. Tbe question was asked of Chair
man Sayres if the $9,000 appropriation
was mads necessary ly the operation
of the proposed income tux, and he
answered tbat it was probable,- but be
did not certainly know.
A bill was also pasted to incorporate
the Society of American Florists; also
a joint resolution direotiug the secre
tary of war to return to Massachusetts
the fl ig of the Fifteenth, Nineteenth,
Twenty-third and Fifly-oighth regi
ments of Massachusetts volunteers.
Mr. McCreaiy (Di m., Ky.) endeav
ored to secure consideration for the
substitute for Mr. Bontells's resolution
recognizing tbe Hawaiian republic, re
ported trom the committee on foreign
affairs; but Mr. Payne (Rep , N. Y.)
objected on tbe ground that minority
members of the committee not present
today desire to discuss tbe matter.
A message from the president was
received announcing the signing of tbe
sundry bill, and at 12 SO the bouse ad
journed. HE NUDE ICE CLOUDS.
Bnt Gtorga Mat h.w Ftilad to Prcduoa
Bain aa Stipulated in a Contract, "
,MEXlCO,Aug. 20, George Matthews,
a selt-ityled rainmaker from Kansas,
bus failed to fill a contract here. He
agreed for $100 witbin six days to give
Audrian county a good shower of rain.
His time was up last night and be
failed to deliver auy rain.
He packed bis machinery and re
turned to bia borne in Wichita. He
oluims that be succeeded in producing
the ice clouds daily but that the mois
ture clouds could not be gathered ou
account of the unfavorable condition
of tbe atmosphere.
HEIRS TO ONE MILLION.
Six filatlva of a Wealthy TJcols Found
in Humble Ciioamatsncas.
Cleveland, Aug. 20. Six Cleveland
people ia modest circumstances have
fallen heir to a fortune of $1,000,000.
They are Richard Clevering, John
Birtley and bis sisters, Mary and Mar
tha, and Samuel Bsrtley Clevering.
Richard Clevering is a letter carrier
and Samuel Bartlev is a moulder. These
people bad an uncle named Richard
hartley, The uncle, a Scotchman, set
tled in Australia many years ago and
bis ' family lost sight of him. He
amassed a fortune and died without
legal Issue.
A few weeka ago relatives began to
receive telegrams from Australia in
nuirlng for names and addresses of all
tne Richard Bsrtley heirs. This was
followed by a letter received a day or
so ago explaining bow the old man bad
amassed this fortune and died oblld
less.' There nre eleven heirs ia all aud
the siinre of the six who live in this
city will not be far from $1.000 ,0J().
GALITZ1N CASE.
Nun a May Teach in Pi.bl;o Schools in
Caihullo Oaib,
EuKNsnuRa, Pa., 'Aug. 10. Judge
I'aik'-r filed his decision this morning
in the G tlilzin school cai in which
W. T. Kerr, of the Junior Order Amer
ican Mechanics, sought to restrain the
board of directors of Galitzin public
schools from employing nuns as teach
eri. The decree dissolves the preliminary
injunction in so far as tbe same re.
strains the school district of Galitzin
borough, the school directors of said
district and their successors from em
ploying tbe other defendants named in
tbe bill as teachers under certificate is
sued by the comity superintendent in
their religious names and permitting
siid teachers to remain as such
while wearing tbe garb of nnns, and
in so far as it restrains these teachers
from acting in the capacity of teachers
while wearing the g.irb of nuns, and it
ii also dissolved in so far as it restrains
the said teachers from permitting the
pupils to address tnem be the till-) of
"sister" or a visiting priest us "father. "
The preliminary injunction is made
perpetual in so far as it restrains the
defendants from peimitting the use of
the cainchisui ot the Roman Catholic
church as In oki of instruction in said
publio 6cho.il buildings at any
time, whether during school hours
or otherwise; and from Riving
or permitting auy religions, sectarian
instruction therein nt any time, and
from using or permitting the use of
the public school property for any
other than free school purposes. The
defendants are ordered to pay nil
docket costs and the costs of their wit
nesses, the plaintiffs to pay the costs
of their witnueses.
COTTON MILL STIMKG.
Eleven Thousand Operatives at New
Bedford, Mass., Refuse to Submit
to Wage Reductions.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 20
This morning the cotton operatives iu
angnrntad their general strike and
nearly 11,000 are idle. The machinery
or but five of tbe twenty-seven mills in
this city is in motion, and it is thought
thnttht'se mills will soon be shut down
with the others.
The manufacturers have little or
nothing to say, but tue notices of a re
duction against which the help robel
are still posted. Secretary Ross, of tbe
Spinum union, stated this morning
tnut tbe i members of bis union have
lined up for a long struggle and confi
dently expect it it will be ot six
mouths' duration. , '
The strike promises to be the most
important tbat ever occurred ia tbe
textile industry In Mssisnhusstts. The
manufacturers must fight perfectly or
ganized unions, some of which are
fairly wealthy. Notable in this par
ticular ia the Spinner's union, which
has a fund in its treasury aggregating
at least . $311,000. The spinners have
voted, however. not to touch
any of this m iney for a month. Uutil
yesterday it was hoped the strike would
be averted.
The situatien in New Bedford is
quite did rent from tbat in Fall River.
lu the latter city print cloths are man-
nlsctured tor the most part, aud there
is a larger stock of goods on hand.
However, the mills tnunnfscture a
finer grade of goods, nnd some of tbem
have orders which would keen tbe mills
busy for several months.
Every mill posted its reduction
schedule Satuidny, and they were com
pared by the labor leaders yesterduy.
W bile the rchedtiles are dissimilar, it
was found that the manufacturers had
cut down tbe spinners more than 10
per cent, in mauy instances, while the
weavers were not cut at all, or very
little.
This ratio is preserved systematically
throughout tha mills, and the opera
tives believe that tbe manufacturers
hope to get the weavers buck before
many weeks. So long as tbe weavers
are not backed by a strong treasury,
tne manufacturers thluk they will not
hold oat very long, particularly as
their wages will not be chauged and
they wiil only be impelled to stay ont
through sympathy.
The manufacturers tuink that by tbe
time they are ready to start up the
weavers will be ready to come in and
that yarn cau be bought from other
mills uutil the spinuers are ready to
euecumb. But ttiere is no trepidation
ou the part of the operators. All are
buoyant and confident of ultimate suc
cess. Some of the mills, no doubt, are pre
paring for a long shut down.
IN OUR OWN COMMONWEALTH.
A fall of coal at St. Nicholas crushed to
death Michael Fitzsimmons.
Israel Long, the father of eleven chil
dren at Kutziown, banged himself.
A branch of the United Mine Workers
of America was organized at Ashland.
Diving into Codorns creek, at York,
Frank Briggeman never came up alive,
The number of taxub'.es in Willimnsport
decreased seventy-seven during the past
year.
The choral societies of Lebanon and Lan
caster comities, about 3'J0 voices, met on
Mount Gretna.
Ex-German soldiers, known as the Ger
man Kreigerbund, are holding a re-uuion
nt Allegheny City.
Tbe Fourteenth regiment burled its dead
colonel, P. D. Pereumect, at Pittsburg,
with military honors.
For striking his child with a shovel Ja
cob Blckley, near Lsoanon, was held in
$1,000 bail tor a bearing.
A scoundrel, yet uucanghr, killed eight
sea cattle with poison in Beech Creek
township, Clinton ouuuty.
Western Pennsylvania coal miners
threaten to strike again unless tbe scale of
wages agreed upon shall be paid.
. Knocked from a water tank at Chester
Valley, accidentally, Braketnan J. O. Lav
erty, of Columbia, was fatally hurt.
. Jumping from a barn roof in Bouthainu
ton, Bucks county, Benjamin Hazard, a
rnuaueipma iau, was nauiy nurt.
President Antbouy Cornstock, of tbe So
ciety for the Suppression of Vice, arrived
at Lancaster yesterday and caused the ar
rest ot M. L. Dilliuger, proprietor of the
Aurora House, a fashionable boardiug
pluci, in i lie charge of selling obscene
books and pictures.
BUILDING FOR THE
BOARDJF TRADE
The Structure Will Be Eight or Tea Stories
HiiSh.
LOCATED ON LINDEN STREET
At a Special Meeting the Board Ac
cepts a Proposal to Erect a Building
for $100,000 or $150,000 by a
Stock Company The Right Re
served by the Board to Purchaso
the Structure Within Five Years at
Cost and Six Per Cent Two Upper
Stories to Be Rented by the Board.
THE Scranton board of. trade will
have a bviiMi:ig of its own,
eight or tdu stories high, located
on Lindeu street opposite the
court bouse.
At a special meeting called last even
ing for the purpnse of considering the
proposition the board unanimously de
cided to adopt the report of its special
board of' trade building committee,
which was appoiuted aoout one year
ago, but until very recently had not
seen tbe opportunity for performing
the purpose for whieti it was ap
pointed The proposition comes practically
from the following ten gentlnnvn who
last week purchased for $13,01)0 the
plot of grouua with a 73 foot frontage
on Linden street and extending 120 feet
along Dix alley: Dr. D. B. Hau l, Al
fred Harvey, A. D. Dean, Dr. L. M.
Gales, Georg-. R. Clark, J. W. Guern
sey, 8. N. Ullnndar. J. W Peek, J. D.
Williams aud O. P. Davidson. Through
Mr. Davidson the proposition was made
to tli board to erect an eiirht or
10-storv building to cost from $123,000
iu $130, COO, and to be known as "The
Board of Trade Building." The money
is to be raised by abbseriptions to the
extent of $100,000 capital stock, a 5 per
cent, loan effected on the balance and
in five years, or sootier if desired, the
hoard is to te given the option to pur
chase the stoe it with interest at G per
cent, in five years or 1.10 in four years
or sooner. .
not done for profit.
Mr, Davidson's statement that there
was absolutely no profit included in
the proposal to himself or colleagues
was substantiated by A. VV. Dickson,
chairman of the special building com
mittee. A statement made by William
Connell that the proposal was not
made solely through public spirit, but
that its acceptance would enhance
valnea .in the vicinity iu which tbe
gentlemen were interested was not
denied. j-
Following is the report of the om-
m It tee, which was adopted with slight
modifications, ufter a discussion lusting
nearly two honrs:
It is proposed to form a stock company
for the purpose of buvins a plot of eround
ou Liudou street. Court House sqnnre, 7i
reotou L,inaen street ana rjo teet deep to
ku auuy 4 leet wide in tne reur, along Dix
alley, which is 2a foot wiile.
This plot can be bought for $43,000. It
Is proposed to erect a hreproof oflice and
business block eight to ten stories high,
with a view to eell the same to the Scran
ton board ot trade. The laud can be
bought by pBying15, 000 cash and the bal
ance in live years, with the option to piv
as much sooner us desired. As soon as the
building is erected a 5 per cent, loan can
bo ellected to meet any debt unpaid by
tuestocK subscription. The buiUliugwiil
cost from $100,000 to $125,000.
AMOUNT OK CAPITAL STOCK
It is proposed to make the capital stock
of said company $100,0:10, and as soon as
flo.000 Is pain iu to secure the title to the
lots. It is proposed that A. D. Dean shall
act as temporary treasurer uutil a perma
nent treasurer is eiectea oy tno stocuuolii
ers, aud that he shall be authorized to nur-
cua-e the plotot ground as trustee for the
stockholders ns soon as suniciont subsciin
UKiisartf uuiuiiicu uuu uau!.niueuia paia lu.
To carry out thu genoral features of the
plau above outlined tbe undersigned hore-
uy supscrine lior tno amount or stock sot
opposite our uauies and agree to pay in
our subscriptions upon the call of the
treasurer as tiereatter set forth.
All subscriptions are made subject to
the following provisions:
FiiHt- Said building shall be kuowu and
plaiuly marked in atone or irou letters
prominently located "The Board of Trade
Bmliling,"or words to that effect.
Second The plaua therefore shall be nn
proved by the building committee of the
board of trade before nuy contracts are
made .or instalments collected on the
stoclt, except Ilrst payment of Is per cent.
Third For five years from completion
no portion of the building shall be rented
to tenants except by approval of the said
committee or a majority of them.
Fourth The two upper Btoriws are to bo
reserved for the cxclu.ive ueo of tho board
at an annual rental (until option to pur
chase to purchase stock be exercised) to bo
agreed upon by tbe building committee of
tne bonru ana tue president of the corpora'
tion to be organized.
Fifth Calls shall not be made faster
than 15 percent, per mouth (interest at 0
per cent, to b allowed ou all advances
taster tuan ia per cent, per mouth.)
Kixtb Within one year from tho com
pletion or general occupation of the build
ing, tbe stock may too purchased by tbe
bourd of trade for Its own purposes aud
control tor tne amount actually paid in,
with interest thereupon at tl per ceut..
and at auy time, within four years there
after (five years from the completion or
general occupation) tor 1.10 (either
amount iu cash), and upon said purchase
(or iu caae of tender of cost and refusal or
lailure to transfer tho stock) the title shall
be transferred to the properlv constituted
officers of said board subject to any bonded
or other indebtedness tbat may bo there
on. A clause to the ubove eft-el shall be
iuiorted iu all stock receipts aud certifi
cates. Sevouth No subscription hereto is
binding until $100,000 in bonnfido sub
scriptions be secured.
MR CONNELt'S AMENDMKXT.
Before the report was adopted Clause
4 was changed upon Mr. Council's
amendment to bind the board to occupy
only snub space of the two upper floors
as they deolde upon, the rent to be CO
per cent less than similar space in
other portions of tbe building.
Although tbe thirty-five members
present bad been notified ot tbe pur
poses of the meeting, none bad sup
posed that that the object of a dozen
or mora yesrs was really within their
grasp, whioh feeling probably aocount
Continued on Page 3,
OltAKQEKS CAMP.
Mount Q.etta Again the Ecena of Life
and Activity.
Mount Gretna, Ph., Aug. 20 To-'
day is Ihe opeuiug day of the American
Farmers' encampment at Mount Gret
na. All was life and activity this morn
ing. Teams were busy hauling the va
rious exhibits to their respective places
ior exiiioition. xne prospeots lor an
insreased display in machinery and
implements over last year is very en
connging and today a large number of
exhibits were assigned space bv Dr. S.
f. tietirann, manager, who was kept
busy all day superintending matters.
Tomorrow being Republican dnv.
General D. H. Hastings and ex-Governor
Braver will be present und de
liver addresses. The prospeots for a
successful encampment this year are
very flattering, and no doubt the gen
eral publio will take advantago of hear
lug and seeing the intensely interesting
incidents in store for them. If the
weather is favorable a large attendance
is expected tomorrow.
JAPAN PATUIOTIC.
Her Citizens Subscribe Liberally to
the War Fund China to Re
organize Black Flags.
Tokio, Japan, Aug. 20. The internal
war loan is being subscribed to with
great enthusiasm.
San Francisco, Aug. 20. A panic ia
fearod in Japanese financial circles on
account of tbe Korean imbroglio, lay
the Japansse pupers. The banks have
enspeudod their loans, while deposits
are fast being witndrawn. Capitalists
are unwilling to invest, as they expect
to have an opportunity of making large
profits tbrough;the panic. Tbe money
market is now very stiff. This condi
tion is due to the belief that tbe pre
sent war will be far greater and more
expensive than the Satsuma rebellion.
One pacer cays tbe fiuancei were
then quite disorganized. But now they
have been organized to suoh an extent
that there is a surplus in the treasury.
This surplus alone amounts to about
34,000 000 It will not be difficult to
iasue 423,000,000 of convertible notes
Tbus tue expenditure of $39,000,000
would not have, much effect on finan
cial circles.
Already popular subscriptions have
been opened iu Japan to raise money
for tbe support of tbe troop in Korea
and als.i to provide for the families of
reserve soldiers who have been oallod
into servici. In mauy cases these
families are left destitute, as the money
supply has stopped. About $30,000 bad
been donated for this purpose prior to
Ang. 1, and money was then coming
in quite rapidly.
London, Aug. 20. Mail advices from
China show that the Chinese coveru -
ment has prohibited the exportation of
horses. Horses are regarded as con
traband of war by Japan. Urgent or
ders Lave been sent .from tbe northern
to the southern arsenals for powder and
other munitions. Recruiting for tbe
army is progressing actively. Tbe
Japanese have fortified the passes lead
ing from China into Korea, and have
established elaborate defenses at Seoul,
the capital. One hundred and sixty
thousand men have been mobilized by
Japan and tbe reserves have been call
ed upon for service in Korea. Sickness
prevails in both tbe Chinese aud Japa
nese armies.
China has accepted the offer of Lui
Ynug'Fi. the celebrated ex-chief of the
Black Flags iu Tonqnin, who ia now a
naval commodore nt Canton, to re
organize tbe Black Flags to fight
against Japan
LIVING TARIFF PICTURES.
The Reading railroad is enjoying a
freight boom.
'After a mouth's vacation 900 men have
resumed work in the Celluloid works at
Newark.
Fall Rivor (Mass.) spinners will accept
a 10 per cent, reduction in wages rather
than go idlo.
Business at the New Jersey Zink works
is better than ever, and 1,000 men are
working on fnll time.
Steul workers at Stoelton on Saturday
received 73, 14:1 iu wages, tho largest fort
night's pay for months.
Contracts are coining in to tbo Balbach
Metnl Kefiuiiig works, at Newark, and to
day 000 men will be busy at work there.
The Wiiliamsport Foruiture company
on Monday received a large order for a
fine grade of goods to be seat to England.
Dreifus, Block & Co, bave purchased a
site at New Kensington, Pa., embracing
teu acres, upon which tboy will erect a tin
plate plant to cost fUOO.OCO. It will be
known us the Duquesne works.
Over a thousand men are employed at
Kdwiu Lister & Co.'s factory, in Newark,
N. J. The working hours were reduced a
mouth ago, but last week new men by tbe
score were put oh.
The cannery at Camden, Del., will open
this weeek, nltordiug employment for
seventy-five hands. A shirt factory,
which will employ from fifty to 100 hands,
will hi started iu Senford tbe first week of
September,
The McBeth glass factory has reuinied
operations at Elwoml, ind. Ninety-six
shops are in operation. Franktou's throe
window class plnuts have kindled fires iu
their furnaces aud setting pots prepara
tory to starting about Sept. 1.
Tho Athu and ltlingworth Steel company
and the New Jersey steel Works company
at Newark, will ti'ulay start ou full timo,
and all the old bands have boen instructed
to report for work. The factory of tbe
Atha& Illingworth company will be run
day aud night, and twelve shifts will bo
put ou.
General Felix Angus, editor of the Balti
more American, isorganiziuga conipauy to
invest heavily iu nn outorpiiso to cultivate
oysters in Maryland on, a scientific basis.
A large lake has been secured, aud a big
canal will connect It with Chesapeake Bay
to supply suit water. From $400,000 to
(1.000,000 capital is to be invested.
A number of the nulls at Chester, Pa.,
that have been running but four days a
week have received orders aud are ruuniug
longer hours. Tho shipyard has $200,000
worth ot contracts on band, and In a short
time it is expected that the lull quota of
men will be employoii at this large estab
lishment. Tbe large iron and steel plants,
with tho exception of the Wellman, are
running full time and bave orders enough
to lost tbem for months to come.
WEATHER FORECAST.
WAsniNQTON, Aug. 19. Forecast
for Tuesday: For eastern 4-tonn-
- ffyiranio, 7i'ri cooler, ruriaoio
syivania, fair, voulei; north winds. . , ,
f CLEAR
FINLETS
Summer Sale
OF
INTERESTING PRICES
TO. BUYERS:
One case "Welter 10-4, Scar
let and Blue Borders,
59 CENTS.
One case Kenwood 11-4, both
Wlii to and Gray, Borders
Scarlet, Bluo and Orange,
98 CENTS.
One case Reliance 11-4, both
White aud Grey, Borders
Pink, Blue and Drab,
$1.35.
50 pairs Hampden 11-4, All
wool and Shrunk, Borders
Hnk, Blue aud Lemon,
$4.60.
One case Rio Vista, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders Pink,
Blue, Lemon and Drab,
$6.00.
30 pairs Sacramento, Califor
nia, 12-4, Borders Pink,
Bluo and Drab,
$8.00.
Crib Blankets in all sizes,
with latest pattern bord
ers and colors.
510 and 512 Lackawanna Ave.
MINERS'
OILCLOTH!
Wholesale and Retail.
H. A. Kingsbury
313 Spruce Street.
TELEPHONE NUMBER 4(1 -
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
Take off tbe old and put on the new,
Tbat neatly-fitting, easy shoe.
When low prices rule as now they do,
Who would deny himself the new?
Burt & Packard Shoes
Make Us Friends.
Lewis, Reilly & Davies
114 WYOMING AVENUE.
We Examine Ejes
Free of charge. If a doctor
is needed you are promptly
told bo. We also guarantee .
a perfect fit.
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The Jeweler,
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